A newly-built detached three-storey super-luxury home – built on Penarth’s exclusive Park Road – is now the subject of a Planning Enforcement Investigation by the Vale of Glamorgan Council .
The new flat-roofed house – called “Frank House”– has been built on the site of what had been a disused former private swimming pool of the Victorian mansion – No 10 Park Road. The new house stands within the Penarth Conservation Area and is adjacent to – and can be seen from – Alexandra Park.
The final version of the approved plans show that the side of the house facing east ( and looking out towards Penarth Esplanade and the sea) was designed to have a 2nd-floor single balcony running along its length – protected by a glass balustrade.
However the actual built house has not just a glass balustrade at 2nd-floor level – (as per the approved plans) – but a SECOND glass balustrade at an even higher level – located above it at the edge of the flat roof of the property .
It appears that this second “roof-top” balustrade was not included in the drawings approved by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council describes the alleged planning breach as an “unauthorised development” and has initiated an Enforcement Investigation which is currently under way.